Turkey hands down long prison sentences to 25 journalists on terror charges

Turkey hands down long prison sentences to 25 journalists on terror charges

An İstanbul high criminal court on Thursday gave prison sentences ranging from 25 months to seven years, six months to 25 journalists on terror charges.

Turkish court jails 43 women for organizing charity sale to benefit purge victims

Turkish court jails 43 women for organizing charity sale to benefit purge victims

A Turkish court on Tuesday arrested and jailed 43 out of 80 women who were allegedly subjected to torture and ill treatment last week at the hands of officers at the Mersin Police Department on charges of organizing a sale...

Norway to nearly double support to Western Balkans in 2018

Norway to nearly double support to Western Balkans in 2018

Norway is almost doubling its development assistance to the Western Balkans, with an increase from NOK 175 million (EUR 18,07 million) in 2017 to NOK 319 million (EUR 33 million) in 2018, says the country's ministry of foreign affairs.

Cancer patient jailed for alleged Gülen links dies shortly after release from prison

Cancer patient jailed for alleged Gülen links dies shortly after release from prison

A 42-year-old cancer patient, Deniz Hakan Şen, who was jailed in October 2017 due to alleged links to the faith-based Gülen movement, died on Tuesday shortly after he was released from prison.

Strikes continue to batter Syria’s Ghouta as death toll hits 800

Strikes continue to batter Syria’s Ghouta as death toll hits 800

Heavy air strikes and clashes shook the Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta on Tuesday, as France and Britain called for an emergency UN Security Council meeting on the escalating violence, AFP reported.

Macedonians living abroad rally against name change

Macedonians living abroad rally against name change

Macedonians living in US and several other countries are holding rallies Saturday and Sunday on possible changes to their home country’s name, MIA reports from Washington.

Detention warrants issued for 197 over alleged Gülen links

Detention warrants issued for 197 over alleged Gülen links

The Ankara and İzmir chief public prosecutor’s offices on Friday issued detention warrants for 197 people, including police officers, military personnel, teachers and executives of the union Aksiyon-İş, as part of an investigation into the faith-based Gülen movement, the state-run...

Teacher tortured to death by Turkish police found innocent, reinstated to job

Teacher tortured to death by Turkish police found innocent, reinstated to job

Teacher Gökhan Açıkkollu, who was tortured to death while in police custody in the wake of a coup attempt in Turkey on July 15, 2016 over alleged membership in the faith-based Gülen movement, was found innocent one-and-a-half years later and...

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